North Korea’s ccTLD Under New Management

The North Korean ccTLD delegation has been transferred to the Star Joint Venture Company, a government-backed venture in conjunction with a Thai company, after the previous operator appears to have lost interest in managing .KP.According to an IDG report, .KP “was first assigned in 2007 to the Korea Computer Center, one of the country’s top computer science establishments. KCC had agreed to let a German businessman, Jan Holtermann, set up a satellite Internet connection to North Korea and run the dot-kp domain through a German company, KCC Europe.””The company ran the domain and a handful of North Korean websites from servers in Berlin until mid 2010 when they suddenly disappeared from the Internet.”To read the IDG report in full, see: